September 22: Day of the Week
September 22, 2018 was the 265th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 100 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 22: This Day in History
It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
September 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1761George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1776Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
- 1784Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
- 1896Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
- 1919The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
- 1934An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
- 1955In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
- 1960The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
- 1993A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.
- 2011CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
Who were born on September 22?
- 1829Tu Duc, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1883)
- 1887Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, social activist and educationist in Maharashtra, India (d. 1959)
- 1894Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano opera singer(d. 1976)
- 1927Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
- 1943Paul Hoffert, recording artist, performer, media music composer, author, academic, and corporate executive, co-founder of the group Lighthouse
- 1951David Coverdale, English singer
- 1953Ségolène Royal, French politician
- 1958Christian Dozzler, blues, boogie woogie and zydeco multi-instrumentalist and singer from Austria, now based in Dallas/Fort Worth
- 1961Catherine Oxenberg, British actress
- 1982Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
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